Review: Off Course (Coyote’s Call #1) by Bailey Bradford

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Review: Off Course (Coyote’s Call #1) by Bailey Bradford

Gideon’s worst night ever starts out with a bang that will change his whole life.

Gideon Wells has been cast out of his bear shifter clan for being a curse, and he’s inclined to believe they’re right. After all, everything from fertility rates to shifting abilities have gone down the tube since he was born. Then when his car catches fire and mutant scorpions—he thinks they’re mutants, anyway—almost get him, he’s more certain than ever that he’s bad news.

Not that he’s just going to roll over and die.

Ignoring a prophecy might not be wise, but coyote shifter Miller Hudson has seen and heard too many false prophecies to put any faith in the one proclaiming him to be the alpha and, along with a mystery bear mate, the saviour of the now-defunct coyote den he grew up in. Besides, there’s no need for the den to be brought back together. None of them can shift, so what’s the point?

Then the buzzards circling overhead on the far edge of his property lead him to the very last thing he ever expected to find.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to and threats of assault and rape, scenes of fisting and mild BDSM.

Title: Off Course
Author: Bailey Bradford
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ropes and Dreams, Nischal , Whirlwind, Sabin
Series: Coyote's Call #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Off Course, In From the Cold
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: November 21, 2014
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Paranormal Romance, Male Male Romance
Pages: 164
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: five-flames

A few months ago I reviewed a little number called Texas and Tarantulas by Bailey Bradford.  I mention this because the beginning of this book sounded quite familiar to me.  Kind of the same, but different.

For instance, we start out with a bear shifter (Featured character in Texas and Tarantulas was a bear shifter.) who had been cast out of his clan, cruising down a rather desolate Texas road in the middle of the night.  His car pops and bucks and begins to burn.  Yes, burn as in FIRE!  Gideon, the bear shifter, grabs his pack – how he had the presence of mind to grab the pack with his car burning around him was amazing – and dives out of the car kind of landing on his face and coming eyeball to stinger with a pair of scorpions.  As in Texas and Tarantulas, there is a bear shifter who is an arachnid phobic. “And no man of his height— six-four, thank you very much—and weight— two-twenty, almost all muscle—should sound like a terrified five-year-old girl trying to say bad words.”  I was laughing out loud just imagining this, as he is fleeing mindlessly away from these “mutant scorpions.”  This alone had me hooked on this book to see what happened as this was just the first chapter.

After Gideon ran his shoes into the ground and drank all of his water, Miller finds him passed out on the edge of his property.  Miller brings him back to his place, helps Gideon clean up, doctors him up, feeds him, and promptly falls in lust.  OMG!  These two were so hot together!  They burned up the sheets, the shower, the couch, the floor, the desk – well just say they had a hard time keeping their hands off each other.  HOT!  By the way, like in Texas and Tarantulas, Miller is short – only 5’5” – but he is all dominate alpha in spite of it.

I rather enjoyed the story in this too, not just the interaction between Miller and Gideon.  Coyote shifters who have lost their ability to shift so they have disbanded their “den,” and prophecies.  It made for a very entertaining and interesting story.  I enjoyed the interaction with the other “den” members, and Miller’s mother was a real hoot.

I found this to have a fun group of characters and a good story the moved along well and held my interest.  Any lover of the paranormal m/m romance genre should enjoy this.  Though be warned, there is some discussion of assault and rape of a minor, so those with triggers, you have been warned.  Also, those that are squeamish about BDSM that includes fisting – move along, this is not the book for you.  Those of us whose minds are firmly entrenched in the kinky side of things, grab a cool drink and enjoy!

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